Scouts is the world’s largest youth movement with 60 million scouts and half a billion living ex-scouts, in 200 countries.
Every scout worldwide wears the World Scout “Promise” badge (Fleur-de-lis and reef knot design) along with the scouting name.
Scouting began in 1907 on Brownsea Island, Dorset with a camp for twenty young people, led by Lord Baden-Powell. The Scouts motto is “Be Prepared” – for life changing outdoor adventure, to do the right thing at the right time and to help others. Scouts are 6 to 25 year olds, who are known by their values of co-operation, respect and integrity.
Scouts have walked on the moon, rowed across oceans and scaled the highest mountains. Ex-scouts have been Presidents, Prime Ministers and Oscar® winners, authors and inventors, Olympic heroes and scientists. Scout alumni include Barack Obama, Sir Richard Branson, Sir Andy Murray, Nelson Mandela, Sir David Attenborough and Harrison Ford.